UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC ________________________________ USA OPERA THEATRE THOMAS L. ROWELL, DIRECTOR PRESENTS The Abduction from the Seraglio An opera in three acts Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Music performed in German with English supertitles Dialogue in English Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman Myles Garver Konstanze, his betrothed Katherine Frazier Blonde, English maidservant to Konstanze Brianna Smith Pedrillo, servant to Belmonte Timothy Aguirre Osmin, Overseer for the Pasha Selim Graham Anduri # Bassa Selim, the Pasha Quartet of the Pasha’s Household Joshua Vaughn Elizabeth Bemis, Gabriela Merz, Dawson Sellers, and Matt Selete The opera takes place at the seraglio of Bassa Selim in Turkey. Intermission will take place between Acts II and III. ________________________________ The Eighty-seventh, Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Concerts of Academic Year 2014-2015 RECITAL HALL LAIDLAW PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. USA Opera Theatre Chorus Elizabeth Bemis Shanarrous Briggins-Pollard Cassidy Dangler Myler Dobbins Payton Brooke Fulford Gabriela Merz Sarah Pace TJ Rickey James Cleveland Rogers Matt Selete Dawson Sellers Colby Smith Conner Williams University of South Alabama Opera Orchestra Robert J. Seebacher, conductor Flute/Piccolo Timpani/Percussion Nicole Carrion * Ivan Merriweather Ian Jones * Luke Smith Soren Odom Jessica Foster Oboe Kaitlyn Poiroux * Todd Stehr Clarinet Alexys Bush * Alyssa Weiskopf Bassoon Jake Cannon * Charlie Young Horn Morgan Wilkins * Dustin Miller Trumpet Shawn Wright * Nathan Shadix Violin I Rebecca Mitchell, concertmaster Gosia Leska # Elizabeth French # Hannah Dunnam # Violin II Barbara Flechsenhar *# Victoria Bishop Daven Ervin Viola Jim Lichtenberger *# Cello Tobin Nelson * Justin Way # Bass Rodik Newsome * Lance Wilkerson * denotes principal # denotes guest artist Production Personnel Director Thomas L. Rowell Musical Director/Conductor Robert J. Seebacher Rehearsal Accompanist Stage Management Jasmin Arakawa Joshua Vaughn and Dawson Sellers Costumes Adrian Vaughn Wigs/Makeup Adrian Vaughn Set Design Set Construction Thomas L. Rowell USA Opera Theatre Students Supertitles Jennifer Bemis USA Opera Theatre wishes to thank the following persons and organizations whose vital support made this production possible: Andrzej Wierzbicki Greg Gruner Tamara Ikenberg, AL.com Will Petersen Peggy Doyle Allison Harris Keith Bohnet Janet Lambard Lyle Miller Joe Sands Rebecca Britton Mobile Opera John Hancock and USA Maintenance Anonymous Donor Artist Profile: Graham Anduri Husband, father, and baritone Dr. Graham Anduri is currently on the voice faculty at the University of Mobile and at William Carey University where he teaches private voice and directs the Missions of Mobile Chamber Choir. His performing career has led him to sing in Germany, Italy, South Korea, and Romania, as well as throughout the United States. As a soloist, he has performed lead roles in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, The Elixir of Love, La Cenerentola, The Rape of Lucretia, Susannah, Cavalleria Rusticana, Il Tabarro, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Die Fledermaus, Werther, A Hand of Bridge, Little Red Riding Hood, L’Enfant et les sortilèges, and Falstaff, as well as solos in oratorios and concert works by Bach, Handel, Schubert, Brahms, Faure, and Orff. He also sang the baritone solo for the premiere performance of Mobile composer Louis Daniel’s Requiem. In the realm of musical theater, he has performed the title role in Phantom of the Opera and leads in Oklahoma, Brigadoon, and Kiss Me Kate. Anduri holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Music Degree from University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Colorado State University. He relishes the opportunities that music brings for cultural interchange, and seeks to use the power of music to bring diverse groups of people together.